Contemporary Dance in Cuba Tecnica Cubana As Revolutionary Movement
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Description: The lens of dance can provide a multifaceted view of the present-day Cuban experience. Cuban contemporary dance, or tecnica cubana as it is known throughout Latin America, is a highly evolved hybrid of ballet, North American modern dance, Afro-Cuban tradition, flamenco and Cuban nightclub cabaret. Unlike most dance forms, tecnica was created intentionally with government backing. For Cuba, a dancing country, it was natural--and highly effective--for the Revolutionary regime to link national image with the visceral power of dance. Written by a dancer who traveled and worked in Cuba from the 1970s to the present, this book provides an inside look at daily life in Cuba. From watching the great Alicia Alonso, to describing the economic trials of the 1990s "Special Period," the author uses history, humor, personal experience, rich description and extensive interviews to reveal contemporary life and dance in Cuba.
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 7/25/2012
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
|Prologue: Havana 1973|
|An Island of Dance|
|Struggle and Sabor|
|Fidelistas and Yanquis|
|Birth of an Art Form: La Tï¿½cnica Cubana|
|Cuban Dance Legacies|
|Cuban Ballet: Soviet Import or Sovereign School of Art?|
|La Tï¿½cnica Cubana: Form and Function|
|Politics In - and out of - the Studio|
|Keeping the Gods at Bay|
|Ramiro Guerra: Tï¿½cnica De-contextualized|
|Modern Dance: A Hearty, Subversive Hybrid|